Published at Saturday, May 05th 2018. In crib. By Agata Sundberg.
Choosing the right bedding for your baby is one of the most important tasks you face as a new parent. It entails getting the fabrics and materials that will be best for your baby`s skin. There are a number of options for new parent with regards to baby bedding¯ but there are also some factors to look out for. Certain types of bedding are better for a baby`s skin than others.
Think of it this way: when you buy your bedding¯ you try to find that which feels best against your complexion. Some materials make you uncomfortable because they`re rough¯ like sheets whose thread count is too low. Your baby`s skin is much more sensitive than yours¯ and thus the type of bedding you buy for them requires more consideration. As a rule of thumb¯ if a material doesn`t feel soft to your skin¯ it isn`t appropriate for your baby`s.
The best types of baby bedding are those made from cotton¯ like pure cotton weaves¯ jersey knits and flannel¯ and your baby`s bedding should be made of highest quality fabric. If you go with a jersey knit¯ it should have a measure of at least 150 gsm ⦋grams per conservative meter⦌. To put it into perspective¯ this is much softer than the average t‐shirt¯ and almost as soft as flannel.
If you go with a pure cotton weave¯ they should be at least 280 thread count. While you can go higher¯ thread count maxes out between three and four hundred; sheet quality doesn`t really increase after this point. If you go with flannel layers¯ create sure that your baby`s area isn`t too hot and keep in mind that if you`re in a warmer or hot¯ humid environment¯ flannel layers probably aren`t the best choice.
Any flannel sheets should be the highest quality¯ which is anything `double napped.` This means the material is twice as soft and durable than a normal flannel sheet. Another tip to keep in mind: when buying your baby`s sheets¯ whatever the material¯ make sure they have nice¯ deep pockets that are elasticized around the entire edge. This will prevent any slippage off your baby`s bed and ensure a smooth¯ comfortable fit for your baby`s bed.
Sheets should be made with deep pockets and are elasticized around the entire edge which prevents it from slipping off the mattress¯ thereby keeping your baby safe.
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